This article provides a review of past attempts to harness the uplift in land values arising from granting planning permission to better understand the current difficulties of the use of land-value capture. The scheme has been the most successful approach to date, but the theoretical fundamentals are fudged and there are substantial policy variations between localities: a victory of practicality over principle. We argue that a tax on development value would be more effective whilst maintaining the principles of taxing socially generated land values.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Town Planning Review|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2020|